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Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission


  1. To be an effective clearinghouse and network for Lewis and Clark information for present and future generations.

    Focus Areas:

    1. To develop and implement an endorsement process for educational resources to ensure accurate, honest, and responsible portrayal of the expedition and the people they encountered.

      The guidelines should consider the following:

      1. Native American inclusion and sensitivity
      2. Age appropriate
      3. Factual Accuracy (in context)
      4. Interdisciplinary
      5. Higher level thinking skills
      6. Connections to American/World history

    2. (Proposed new Focus Area; not addressed on 8/19/99)
      To develop and implement an electronic database system (Intranet Site) for the central compilation and distribution of pertinent Lewis & Clark information.

  2. To encourage educational activities through all age levels to commemorate the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.

    Focus Areas:

    1. Encourage all higher education institutions, (including public, private and tribal) to develop related courses, seminars, workshops or elder hostel programs based on subject matter unique to the local area or its people, by 2003.

    2. Encourage all K-12 institutions (including public, private and tribal) to integrate the story of Lewis and Clark and the people they met into curriculum by 2004.

    3. Encourage museums, libraries, historical institutions and organizations (including public, private and tribal) to integrate the story of Lewis and Clark and the people they met into their programming by 2004.

    4. Encourage the development and implementation of a distinguished educator Lewis and Clark immersion program by 2003.

  3. Encourage development of Indian education resource centers at Lewis and Clark facilities.

  4. To promote the Lewis and Clark story and the people they met to the general public and the service industry.

    Focus Area

    1. Develop a Lewis and Clark 101 education packet.



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